1997 Bavaria 46E 3-Cabin Cruiser



1997 Bavaria 46ESV Cassiopeia is currently in Puerto Vallarta and available for showing.

S/V Cassiopeia is a 1997 Bavaria 46E classic performance cruiser. She has crossed the Atlantic multiple times, cruised the Caribbean, made the passage down the US west coast from Seattle to Mexico, and cruised the Sea of Cortez and mainland Mexico.  This never chartered 3 cabin boat with 14ft 8in Beam gives plenty of room for a couple or family to explore the Sea of Cortez and beyond in comfort.

This isn’t a project boat or a day sailor in need up thousands in gear upgrades.  SV Cassiopeia is a proven cruiser completely outfit with all the needed gear, including:

790W of Solar
LiFePO4 Batteries
170A Balmar Alternator
13GPH 12v Water Maker
10ft Walker Bay Rib Dinghy with 15ft Yamaha motor
The list of gear and Upgrades is extensive making this a true “Cruise Ready” boat.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you state sales
tax and the boat is already where you want to start cruising. When buying a boat in
Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork, and funds transfers are handled in the
United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience
and peace of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply – Sea of Cortez Brokerage are cruisers themselves and
have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed
oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and
sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your
time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

USA Cell Phone/WhatsApp:Rich Boren at 619 609 3432 (English) Mexican Cell Phone/WhatsApp:Alon Badt at 612 142 0238 (English or Spanish)

Detailed Specs

Length Overall 47.5ft
Max Draft 6.58ft
Beam 14.67ft
Length at Waterline 40ft

Solid fiberglass hull
LOA: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Beam: 14 ft 8 in (4.48 m)
LWL: 40 ft 0 in (14.2 m)
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in (2.10 m)
Mast height: 61 ft 10 in to deck (estimated 71 ft waterline to top of antenna)
Displacement: 25300 lbs
Ballast: 9680 lbs. Lead keel, non magnetic
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Fin keel
Spade rudder
Cruising speed: 6-7 kts
Fresh Water: (153 Gallons)
Forward tanks: 105 G/2×200 L
Stern tank: 48 G/180 L bladder
Hot water: 6 gallons (230 VDC or 240VAC, or engine coolant circulation)
Fuel: (69 Gallons/262 L) stainless steel with Racor primary filter
Holding: 15 gallon (plastic)

59 HP Volvo Penta MD22P-B (diesel)
approximately 2,700 hrs
Cruising speed 6 knots at 2800 RPM, 7/8 G/hr fuel
timing belt, belt tensioner, idler pulley replaced March 2018
New start battery AGM Group 31 105 Ahr – Feb 2018
raw water pump replaced – Aug 2019
starter motor replaced – April 2020
Volvo sail drive 120SE
Volvo 3 blade folding propellor
QL BP800 bow thruster (Volvo Penta)
Powered by 2 ea Optima Red Top 34-78 12V 800 CCA batteries (new Sept 2019)

Ullman Sails
120 Genoa – Dacron (LP 6920/J 5820) (new 2015)
J=18 ft 8 in (18.75 ft)  (5,820 mm)
LP=22’10” (22.83 ft) (6960 mm)
I = 59 ft (18,000 mm)
Fully adjustable jib sheet cars
Main sail – Dacron (new 2015)
P = 56 ft 4 in (17,150 mm)
E = 16 ft 8 in  (5100 mm)
fully battened
Selden sail track and cars on the mast
fully zippered stack pack with lazy jacks
Asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer (unknown manufacturer)
All halyards and lines in good to great condition

Fractional sloop
Selden mast and boom – mast height 61 ft – deck stepped
Selden Rodkicker Size #3 (replaced internal spring/shock July 2020)
Furlex 400S  jib furler
Selden backstay adjuster
LED anchor light
All standing rigging new in 2015
Spinnaker pole, mounted with track to mast

2 electric primaries, Harken ST56 (2 speed self tailing)
2 cockpit secondaries, Harken ST48 (2 speed self tailing)
2 roof top, Harken ST44 (2 speed self tailing)
1 at the mast, Andersen 46ST (2 speed self tailing)

Electronics and Instruments
B&G Halo20+ radar (June 2020)
B&G Zeus3s 9 inch MFD (September 2022)
Vesper XB8000 AIS with VHF antenna splitter and GPS
IridiumGo with external antenna (1 spare SIM card)
Icom M506 VHF with Icom HM-195B handheld remote at the helm
Icom IC-M36 handheld VHF
Raymarine GPS
Compass: Ritchie Helmsman HF-742
Raymarine depth, wind, boat speed are connected through a converter (0183 to Seatalkng) and plug-in to the NMEA2000 backbone that runs from the helm to the forward berth. All data is available over WiFi through the Vesper 8000 that connects to the onboard Netgear router.
Autopilot: Autohelm ST6000
Stereo – Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-S with Bluetooth receiver, USB inputs, speakers in salon and cockpit

Electrical/Power System
Victron Multiplus 12/3000/120‐50‐ 230V Inverter/charger (June 2020)
Sterling BB1260 Battery to Battery (B2B) charger, 12V‐ 12V, 60A (June 2020)
(powered by LiFePo house bank to charge the bow thruster bank and the start battery)
Victron Energy Centaur Charger 12/100 24/60
Lithionics 555 Ahr model GTX12V555A hr‐F2509‐DIN LiFePo4 Battery; and Li3‐OPE Never‐Die Dual‐Channel BMS module, 400A, Advanced Series V8 (purchased and installed through Ocean Planet Energy) (June 2020)
Li3‐OPE Never‐Die SOC display (June 2020); status also available via app over Bluetooth
Balmar XT-SF-170 high output alternator installed with pulley kit and serpentine belt
Balmar MC-614-H external regulator
All new cabling and fuses installed from engine compartment to house battery compartment (2019)

2 each LG 395W rigid solar panels  (November 2021)
2 each Victron 100/50 MPPT controllers (June 2020 and November 2021)
controller status and data available over Bluetooth via Victron App

Interior Equipment
Engel MD040F-U1 freezer (Oct 2021) – 12 VDC or 110 VAC
Dyson Vacuum
Instant Pot / Air Fryer (230V)
Induction Hot Plate (230V)
Braun food processor (230V)
Knife Magnet
7 Interior Fans
3 Hatch shades
Water Maker
ECHOTec Watermaker
Model 260 – DML – 1
13 gal / hr (50 l / hr)
38 amps 12V DC
Eberspaecher D5LC (Espar D5) (diesel) forced air – needs service and some ducting replaced

Jabsco model 29120-3000 (main head); model 29090-2000 (forward head) — both manual

Cockpit and Deck Gear
Deck navigation lights; foredeck light
Teak folding cockpit table with leafs
Large port and starboard cockpit lockers
Large port and starboard cockpit lockers
Edson outboard motor mount
Outboard motor lifting crane
2 ea small (1 gallon) propane tanks
Leather wrapped wheel
Swim step shower (hot and cold)
Swim ladder on swim step
Deck wash (salt water)
50 Amp shower power cord (75 feet) with SmartPlug connector on the boat side; various 30 Amp adapters included
Solid stainless steel tube rails from side gates to pushpit
Bimini frame (stainless steel tube) and canvas (February 2021)
Bimini covers cockpit from rail to rail, and includes zip on side shades
Dodger frame (stainless steel tube) and canvas (Sunbrella) (February 2021)
6 ea 20 L diesel (yellow) jerry cans
Sunbrella jerry can covers (February 2021)
Magma SUP rack
5 HTM-3 fenders
2 round fenders
Assorted other fenders
Large sail locker on foredeck behind the chain locker
Lots of spare lines

10 foot Walker Bay Superlight 310 SLRH Hypalon RIB (fiberglass bottom) (Aug 2016)
with chaps (Jan 2021)
2002 Yamaha 15 HP  2 stroke (model 15MSHA)
manual start, standard shaft length
Beachmaster dinghy wheels
2 ea 6 gallon gas cans

Ground Tackle
Mantus 85 lb anchor with Mantus swivel and BR-2 anchor roller (2020)
Rode: 300 feet Acco Galvanized Hi Test, G-4 5/16 inch chain (2018)
Windlass: Anchorlift windlass Mako 1200 with controller
Stern anchor: Fortress G-37 18 lb; 15 ft 3/8” chain and 60 ft rope rode

Notable Spares
new water maker membrane
watermaker filters
water pumps
alternator and serpentine belts
raw water pump
starter motor
prop and saildrive zincs
oil and diesel filters
Fixed blade prop for sail drive
bolts for alternator adjusting arm
engine/saildrive oil
bow thruster oil
windlass remote control
spool of 1/4” Dyneema
wire, glue, 5200, caulk, wire connectors, misc nuts and bolts, screws, most everything a cruiser needs to deal with what needs fixing

Safety Gear
EPIRB ACR Electronics 2744, RLB-35 Cat.2 GlobalFix Pro 406MHz
3 fire extinguishers (galley, forward berth, cockpit locker)
Fire blanket (in galley)
Fireboy MA2 Automatic Discharge Clean Agent Extinguisher mounted in engine compartment

Recent Major Maintenance
Galley remodel June 2021

added insulation around frig and small 12V circulating fan inside compartment and 12V fan to help cool the compressor
new counter top
removed propane stove and added storage drawers and covered space for induction hot plate

October-December 2021

removed all existing seacocks and thru hulls
fiberglass filled 4 holes no longer used
replaced 10 thru hulls with Marelon Series 93 using Garolite G10 1/4” thick backing plates
sandblasted hull, keel, and rudder
repaired all noticeable blisters
2 coats Seahawk Tuff Stuff primer barrier coat
2 coats Seahawk Islands 44 blue ablative bottom paint
PropGlide on folding prop
installed 2 rigid solar panels, bolted to bimini frame with stainless steel tubing

February 2023

Removed remaining cosmetic teak laminate on cabin roof to reveal existing molded nonskid, filled any pinholes with epoxy, sanded, and painted with white polyurethane.

Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline